Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Captain Nathaniel Vesey







































































40 comments:

  1. looking up ...except when I am not...these are spell binding`elk

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  2. Fantastic as always. Love the sky - unusual composition but really works!

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  3. What beauty--of course I'm partial to the clouds and skies (VERY unusual clouds), but I also love the vivid splash of flower, and morbid face of frog. The pup on squares is darling, and did you know there is a faint face in the expanse outside the house? It's there if you look. Your photos fill my eyes, which is the greatest compliment I can give.

    Thank you for your encouraging comments, by the way. I appreciate them very much.

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  4. Love the sky shots and the play of light on the paving stones with your little dog.

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  5. Hi Prospero, Great images, I like them all but my faves are the oleander, the toad and the one with Angelina.

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  6. I had to stop and google Captain Nathaniel Vesey who, I see, is thought to be responsible for the introduction of toads to Bermuda. When threatened these toads secrete venom through their skin that can kill small animals (pets).

    Your black and white toad picture seems to personify this creature. Mysterious.

    Hmmmmmm better keep Angelina away!!!

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  7. Just exceptional as far as the picture of the frog. The rest are just to pretty to even describe.

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  8. can't pick my fave, all of them are awe-inspiring!

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  9. It's such an unique way to introduce your garden

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  10. Your skyscapes are exceptionally beautiful!! I like the frog too. As for Angelina...she's the cutest!

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  11. It's so beautiful the image of the little house (or church) low on the right, in the dark golden sky.

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  12. Those are some beautiful pictures. I love the stone wall (?) and the green grass and blue sky above and below it. Really pretty colors.

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  13. I agree with VueJardin. I like your way of introducing your surrounding and garden through photography. Your images speak for themselves and always attractive :-)

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  14. The frog is lovely, great shot :)
    Angelina looks very cute today ....
    The stone wall is amazing !!!
    All pictures are beautiful,
    as always :)
    You are very creative ...

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  15. The first flower looks awesome red against the blue sky.
    The frog looks a little scary but nice details on the picture.
    Your pet looks as cool as ever in the third picture :-)
    Wondering if that's an old bridge in the fourth picture?
    Have rarely seen such beautiful sky like you've shot in your fifth & sixth picture! Nice compositions.

    Do check out my latest updates on Pixellicious Photos
    Latest picture is Crimson Heights.

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  16. This time my favourite is the frog in the undergrowth. I love the quirky ones best.

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  17. I had to Google your title too - and that gave me a a think or two to think about. I like this way of posting.

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  18. I don't care if toads eat insects...they have killed too many of my friends small dogs...therefore are a very scary animal to me. Be careful sweet Angelina.
    beautiful & powerful images!

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  19. Stone over stone, rock over rock - the fortress is built - the gates were let open to let our friends in... and the frogs too.

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  20. I Googled Vessey, too. Ship's captain, member of the Bermudan Parliament...and the man notorious for bring toads to Bermuda.

    I didn't know they were bad toads. Especially to little pets.

    Photo #2 sums up the devious nastiness of these toads lurking in the Bermuda flora!

    Great post!

    Re: Kids Zone at Ocala DP - I have a tendency to speak out about things I find disagreeable so I have to work hard to keep that tendency in check...methinks, though, you may have read between the lines...

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  21. Beautiful play of images, colors, and angle as always Prospero.

    My favorite is the flower :-)

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  22. The first photo is amazing! I just love the sharpness of the flower against the blurred background! Fabulous skywatch too!

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  23. I love your use of lines and nature and everything! :)~

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  24. beautiful find and wonderful capture!

    Funny, this week I found a toad in the pool ... lol after I show you.

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  25. Another interesting post. I found a link to the Captain http://www.bermuda4u.com/blog/video-bermuda-toad/ and it has a little video of that horrid toad. I hope Angelina doesn't run into one, take care of that little sweet-pea.
    PS my son's name is Nathaniel, just thought I'd tell you that !!!

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  26. ...you may only imagen how much i'd like to sail into a triangle of no return...

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  27. Some really cool ,fantastic and preety pictures !! Great shots !! Thanks for comments on Unseen Rajasthan

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  28. Exceptional images. You seem to know when to break the photographic principles as you have done with the sky shot. A true artist makes up his own rules. Well done.

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  29. Beautiful colors as always.. I love the frog

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  30. I like your pictures but the monochrome toad is very elemental.

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  31. Hello Prospero...une petite halte dans ton joli jardin...mon commentaire ne sera pas très original...je voulais juste te faire un petit coucou ... une douce pensée du sud de la France ...ou la pluie est enfin venue arroser nos jardins qui avaient tellement soif...
    ton post est beau...et monsieur crapaud y tiens une place d'honneur...Angelina aussi ...
    j'adore la deuxieme en partant du bas...
    j'aime ces horizons infinis qui emportent loin la vision..du rêve...
    bonne fin de semaine..a bientot..:)

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  32. Beautiful spellbinding photos. When Googling the infamous Captain, I find that his wife was educated in New Brunswick, Canada. My childhood place. Amazing.

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  33. Thanks to "no images" i´ve been able to know your images, what a discovery for me! There´s silence and reflection and beauty, it´s worth to open the eyes to this.

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  34. i am so in love with that languid bordeaux in the first image, one of the colours i like most - here it is a darker variation, just for you...
    http://www.divshare.com/download/8555044-ca6

    (beware, i think they are poisonous :-)

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  35. My 3 favorites are of the paw and the next is the beautiful hair animal itself, and third the flowers.

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  36. Splendid selection! I especially enjoyed photo #2 and #4.

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